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Your customers,

parents and students,

want and need:

  • Safe and reliable transportation
  • Immediate, accurate and up-to-date answers
  • Self-serve access to data and information (such as school bus route schedules and information online and in an app).

You want these items too because you know an informed parent is a happy parent. (We’re parents too!).

Stopfinder was built with you, the school district administrator, and the parent in mind. Stopfinder is built upon the 30-plus year reputation and innovation of Transfinder and the most powerful routing solutions available today – Routefinder PLUS & Routefinder Pro.

Stopfinder will be available based on different service levels to best meet your school district’s needs.

  • Stopfinder Communication
  • Stopfinder GeoAlerts
  • Stopfinder ETA ( *note additionally requires Wayfinder Navigation to be running.)

Backed by the best routing solution in the industry, Stopfinder taps into Transfinder’s feature-rich Routefinder enterprise solution for accurate bus schedules and allows you to easily push out notifications or send messages via the secure Stopfinder app. Stopfinder is the only parent app that integrates directly to the proprietary Routefinder data, ensuring real-time accurate updates are provided to parents as you update Routefinder throughout your day.

Created by Transfinder, the industry leader in location intelligence and school bus routing software and trusted by more than 2,000 school districts in North America for the safe transportation of millions of students daily. Learn more and watch our short school administrator demonstration video.

“Timely. Accurate. Responsive”

Stopfinder is designed to keep parents in the loop to avoid misinformation from spreading and strengthen confidence in your transportation operation. We know that the accurate data behind a parent app is critical to keeping parents up to date.  We also know that schedules and plans change for any number of reasons and circumstances.

We know what takes place in transportation departments across the country, from the small districts that have too few people wearing too many hats to large districts with a detailed chain of command to serve the needs of tens of thousands of parents who want immediate answers.

Stopfinder is the critical link that connects your constituents (parents and guardians) with the latest routing and bus stop information. Stopfinder is about staying ahead of the curve and empowering parents in the form of the most up-to-date information. The key is not just being timely but accurate. Stopfinder, coupled with Transfinder’s industry-leading Routefinder solution, gives you both.

But it’s more than a one-way conversation. Only Stopfinder offers the feature for registered parents to send a message to the transportation department via the secure app messaging component – including pictures and documents.  The fact is many parents want to be involved and have a motivation to make this work better. They literally have “skin in the game.” Stopfinder helps you cultivate that relationship and strengthen your overall operation. It’s a win-win situation. You improve your operation and your customers, the parents of your students by providing the peace of mind they need knowing their children will arrive to and from school safely and on time.

Stopfinder will help you improve service as you reduce the stress levels of your parents, staff and even yourself. At its heart, Stopfinder is a self-serve app that gives parents all the information they want to know about their child’s bus stop: Where the stop is and when the bus is scheduled to arrive. It also provides any changes to the bus schedule. And with GPS, Stopfinder can tell parents in real-time when their child’s bus will arrive at the stop.

“More Than a One-Way Conversation”

Let’s be honest:

This is the app you wish you had when your children were in school (if your kids aren’t still in school)

Your parents want to know if they have time for one more cup of coffee before sending their kids out to the bus stop. Stopfinder removes the guessing game resulting in less chaos in your mornings.

With Stopfinder you can easily send the latest information to parents districtwide or on other criteria, such as grade, school or selected map region.  Using GeoAlerts, the subscriber may also get notifications when the school bus arrives or departs the school, bus stop or any point along the school bus route.

Stopfinder is customizable so your customers can adjust how they receive information from the app. Users can receive push notifications on a host of issues, such as changes to bus routes and arrival times. That will reduce calls from concerned parents. And fewer concerned parents to begin with.

This frees up your transportation department’s bandwidth, which may already be stretched thin because of budget constraints, to focus on other important tasks. Think of Stopfinder as another employee (or several employees) on your team, because Stopfinder helps your transportation operation increase service and provide more information with fewer staff having to answer calls.

The app can be downloaded to any iOS or Android enabled device. Parents can also access the app on their PC through a web browser.

Stopfinder key features

Stopfinder will be available based on different service levels to best meet your school district’s needs.

Stopfinder Communication

  • Use your Student Information System data to send electonic invitations to parents and guardians to participate in an easy on-boarding process
  • Provide reliable and secure bus stop information
  • Enjoy secure two-way communication with registered parents and guardians (subscribers)
  • Parents can share student health status prior to riding the bus. i.e. temperature or COVID-19 symptom check
  • Send messages to subscribers based on grade, school, route, selected map region or any criteria
  • Receive messages, including attachments (photos and documents), from subscribers
  • Reduce misinformation and confusion with timely updates (For example, bus substitutions are clearly indicated).
  • Give your parents a greater peace of mind as their confidence increases knowing they are in the loop about their children’s school transportation


Use Stopfinder Forms to capture information quickly and easily through the Stopfinder app:

  • Send surveys/questionnaires
  • Choose from several question types to accurately collect data
  • Schedule forms to be sent automatically
  • Create forms for transportation requests, after school or activity trips, and more


Stopfinder GeoAlerts

What is Stopfinder with GeoAlerts? It is kind-of like ETA. Not only does the Parent / Guardian (Subscriber) know where the school bus is (find my child’s bus). But the Stopfinder administrator or subscriber can create multiple alert zones at various locations. Alert zones can provide early warnings of the approaching bus or landmark points of the bus location. No other parent app offers this much flexibility. No other school bus parent app provides this information real-time with your Routefinder data.

Stopfinder GeoAlerts includes Stopfinder Communication.  Stopfinder GeoAlerts does incur additional subscription fees and requires a Transfinder approved GPS hardware provider.

  • Create an “alert zone” at any one of your children’s stops or schools
  • Create an “alert zone” at any point in a student’s route, not just at stops or schools
  • Allow for School Bus Substitutions
  • View the history of your students’ arrivals and departures
  • Select “on” or “off” for arrival or departure alerts for any point in the route.  Know when the bus enters and/or leaves a selected alert zone
  • Planned route can be shown or hidden by the Stopfinder Administrator in the transportation office
  • Integrate directly to your Routefinder data for ensured accuracy and speed
  • Help parents & guardians know where the bus is located with the option for multiple notifications to the school bus location


Stopfinder ETA

With optional ETA, Transfinder is utilizing all the variables that can change day to day to provide an ETA that is reliable.

  • Subscribers can add their own ETA alerts for each of their students.
  • ETA Alerts are based off how far the bus is from the student’s assigned stop.
  • ETA Alerts can be created to be sent when the bus is 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes away.
  • ETA alerts will appear as a push notification on the subscriber’s device and on the student card when they are using the Stopfinder app.


** The Stopfinder ETA feature requires clients to be using Wayfinder Navigation and Stopfinder.

This is our Pledge

Stopfinder will help you increase efficiency, service and the overall satisfaction of your customers and decrease parent calls, miscommunication and misunderstandings. They say knowledge is power. Stopfinder puts that power in the hands of your district’s families.

Click here to view the Stopfinder Brochure.

Is a Parent App Right for Your School District? Click here for our Parent Apps – Are You Ready? White Paper.

Please visit Transfinder for all of our other solutions for your school district. Including; Routing, Driver Apps, Hosting, Reporting, Fieldtrips, Vehicle Maintenance, our expert consulting and professional services team, and our partners with GPS hardware. Transfinder has it all. Click here to learn more.

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